This isn’t much a spotting topic, but rather an educational topic. With many real life planespotters within the community, I thought I’d share my way of getting rid of dust spots…all without throwing a penny down the drain
step 1: purchase “Snapseed” off the Apple or Android store. This is a free app
step 2: select the image you will want to check for dust specks
step 3: upload that image to Snapseed
step 4: open the “Tune Image” editing tab, found here:
step 5: tune the following settings onto the image: +100 contrast, -100 highlights, and -100 shadows.
step 6: find said dust spots. They will show up as darker circles on the picture
step 7: Using the healing tool, brush over the dust spot to remove it. This is done by taking pixels around the dust spot and replacing the pixels you’re healing. Don’t do this close to buildings or the plane, or else it may up pretty messy
step 8: undo the editing you’ve done to the image, but don’t undo the healing done. To undo the edits, you would go to view the edits, and delete the “tune image” edit. This can be found by using the following steps.
step 9: adore your final image, edit it to your liking, or export it as you desire!
This was take 2, and hopefully it all came out okay. I hope at least someone here can find this useful. It’s just a cheaper alternative to using photo editing software that costs money
Have a great rest of your morning/afternoon/evening/night